Border and Lakeland Holstein Club
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Holstein Cattle Sale Reports

August Club sale encorporating Lakes Counties Jersey Club & Cumbria Ayrshire Breeders Club

16th August 2017

BORDER & LAKELAND CLUB SHOW & SALE

WEDNESDAY 19th APRIL 2017

GOLDEN FAME TOPS AUGUST TRADE

There was a world class display of quality Pedigree dairy cattle on offer at the August Border & Lakeland club sale held at Borderway, Carlisle.  The outstanding catalogue attracted buyers from all the four home nations, Rep. of Ireland, France and Holland.  Trade topped at 5,800gns to average £2002 for the milking heifers with forty four exceptional lots selling for or above £2000 and a 100% clearance.

The event was sponsored by Zoetis and Cogent and judged by Alan Smith from the Bumblebee Herd in Leicestershire his Overall Champion went to the winning Junior heifer in milk Warnelview Jordan Irene 4 consigned by KJ & CS Wilson Wood Farm, Carlisle.  She was sired by Gillette Jordan and bred from an Excellent dam, this amazing uddered heifer sold for 2,300gns to Richard Harrington Birds Hill Farm, Dalston.

There was a fantastic consignment of cows to start the sale with most of them giving over 40kgs resulting in 34 cows averaging £1955.  Topping this group and the whole sale was DG Golden Fame Red consigned by Gareth Ogden and Kevin Hay.  Fame had recently scored VG88 in her second and carries the Variant Red Gene sired by Genervation Epic her full sister sold for $270,000 in the Ri-Val-Re Sale in 2013 and her Man-O-Man dam sold for $64,000 in the Genetics by Design Sale in 2012.  This classy young cow sold for 5,800gns to Elite Haven Genetics, Rep. of Ireland.

Robert Hunter owner of the Letterkenny herd in Lanarkshire dispersed his much respected and admired Holstein herd.  Topping this fabulous consignment was Letterkenny Explode Laurie sired by Explode from a super line of the Laurie Sheik cow family.  She was fresh in her second giving 50kgs with butterfat over 4.5% and protein over 3.6%.  She sold for 4,000gns to Mr Mutton’s Billingcoat herd near Barrow in Furness.

Another star from this great herd was Letterkenny Goldfish Dellia scored VG86 in her first and just recently fresh. Her fifth dam was Snow-N Denise Dellia EX95.  She sold for 2,900gns Mr Mutton’s Billingcoat herd near Barrow in Furness. 

 The Reserve Champion was also from the Letterkenny herd, Letterkenny Euphoric Gail won the Maiden Heifer class and oozed style from nose to tail.  Bred from the Startmore Gail cow family and recently bred to Solomon sexed she sold for 2,100gns to John & Gordon Lyle, Neither Pratis Farm, Fife.

Ayrshire heifers averaged £1779 and topped at 2,050gns for Morwick Lintie 21 consigned by DA Howie Morwick Farm, Morpeth.  She sold to C Dent Bridge End Farm, Kirby Thore.

Matthew and Ruth Harper owners of the Lillyhall and Lambroda herds sold 10 heifer calves from their elite pedigree cow families to average £1666 and topped at 2,600gns for Lambroda Barwire Delight Red.  This is a complete heifer in all aspects and displayed massive potential and was purchased by S & A Morley Petteril Bank Farm, Carlisle.

A very classy group of bulling heifers and heifer calves were consigned by a number of leading herds to average £1116 topping this group was Auchensala Diamondback Rox consigned by Ali Cook.  Sired by Diamondback and bred from the 7,000gns Lillyhall Mahogany Rox Red VG88 followed by a further eight generations of Excellent Roxy dams this heifer truly was the real deal.  She sold for 2,800gns to Shaun Rennie Brocklehill Farm , Ayrshire.

Jerseys topped at 2,100gns for Studdah Endeavour Top Glamour consigned by J Pratt & S Clapman.  She was bred from an EX94 dam and a EX96 grand dam from the Potterswalls herd in Ireland.  She was purchased by the Priestland herd in Co. Antrim, Northern Ireland. 

Grahams Family Dairy sold a quality group of bulling heifers from their prize winning high production herd.  Trade topped at 1,000gbs to average £888 with Grahams Jadestar Snowflake topping and now joins the Letterkenny herd. 

 

Averages

34 Cows in milk                                              £1955.70

61 Heifers in milk                                            £2002.98

15 Ayrshire heifers in milk                              £1779.40

11 Holstein in-calf heifers                               £1503.40

10 Heifer calves Lillyhall & Lambroda            £1666.35

46 Bulling heifers & heifer calves                   £1116.93

14 Grahams Jersey heifer calves                    £888.00

1 Montbeliarde bull                                          £2100.00                    

 Leading Prices

Holstein Cows in Milk

Lot      Gns                 Purchaser

12        5800gns          Elite Haven Holsteins, Republic of Ireland

23        4000gns          GJ Mutton, Billincoat Farm, Barrow In Furness, Cumbria

17        2900gns          GJ Mutton, Billincoat Farm, Barrow In Furness, Cumbria

21        2350gns          Buckabank Farm Ltd, Buckabank, Dalston, Carlisle, Cumbria

16        2100gns          M Ridsdale & Son, Yew Tree Farm, Thomas Close, Penrith, Cumbria

31        2100gns          M Ridsdale & Son, Yew Tree Farm, Thomas Close, Penrith, Cumbria

 

Holstein Heifers In Milk

Lot      Gns                 Purchaser

47        2350gns          W Brewster, Wester Boreland Farm, Thornhill, Stirlingshire

71        2350gns          W Brewster, Wester Boreland Farm, Thornhill, Stirlingshire

58        2300gns          ME Harrignton & Son, Birdshill Farm, Raughton, Dalston, Carlisle, Cumbria

83        2300gns          W Brewster, Wester Boreland Farm, Thornhill, Stirlingshire

93        2300gns          W Brewster, Wester Boreland Farm, Thornhill, Stirlingshire

99        2300gns          MG & S Harper Ltd, Wes House Farm, Dearham, Maryport, Cumbria

Ayrshire and Red & White Heifers In Milk

Lot      Gns                 Purchaser     

78        2050gns          C Dent, Bridge End Farm, Kirkby Thore, Penrith, Cumbria

49        1950gns          JI Graham, Calvertsholm Farm, Rigg, Gretna, Drumfrieshire

66        1920gns          HS Watson & Co, Laigh Tarbeg Farm, Ochiltree, Cumnock, Ayrshire

69        1800gns          C Dent, Bridge End Farm, Kirkby Thore, Penrith, Cumbria

 Holstein and Jersey In Calf Heifers

Lot      Gns                 Purchaser     

106      2100gns          JB McLean, 76 Priestland Road, Bushmills, Co Antrim, Northern Ireland

112      2000gns          W & M Miller, Jenkins Cross, Wigton, Cumbria

101      1750gns          John Lyle & Co, Nether Pratis Farm, Leven, Fife

107      1600gns          CJ & VM Gillespie, High Ploughlands, Kirkbampton, Carlisle, Cumbria

 Holstein and Jersey Maiden Heifers

Lot      Gns                 Purchaser

163      2800gns          J &K Rennie, Brocklehill Farm, Brocklehill, Mossblown, Ayrshire

131      2100gns          John Lyle & Co, Nether Pratis Farm, Leven, Fife     

156      1800gns          GJ Mutton, Billincoat Farm, Barrow In Furness, Cumbria

162      1800gns          J & A Struthers, Boylston Farm, Glenmuir Water Road, Cumnock, Ayrshire

154      1500gns          GJ Mutton, Billincoat Farm, Barrow In Furness, Cumbria

Lillyhall and Lambroda Holstein and Browns Swiss herds

Lot      Gns                 Purchaser

129      2600gns          S & A Morley, Petteril Bank Farm, Southwaite, Carlisle, Cumbria

130      2350gns          R McColm, High Boreland Farm, Lochans, Stranraer, Wigtownshire          

123      2000gns          Messrs Lawrie, Grange Hall Farm, Pettinain, Lanark, Lanarkshire

124      2000gns          G  J Booth, 82 Ballymaguire Road, Stewartown, Co Tyron, Northern Ireland

 Sale from the Grahams Jersey Herd

Lot      Gns                 Purchaser

178      1000gns          John Hunter & Sons, West Tarbrax Farm, Burnbrae Road, Shotts, Lanarkshire

167      900gns            Riverview Farm, 11 Aghnahoo Road, Killen, Castlederg, Co Tyrone, Northern Ireland

171      900gns            Riverview Farm, 11 Aghnahoo Road, Killen, Castlederg, Co Tyrone, Northern Ireland

172      900gns            Riverview Farm, 11 Aghnahoo Road, Killen, Castlederg, Co Tyrone, Northern Ireland

 Prize List

 

1st

2nd

3rd

4th

Class 1.

Holstein

Cow In Milk

23

A HUNTER

12

SJ & JE OGDEN

17

J HUNTER & SON

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Class 2.

Holstein

Senior Heifer In Milk

50

DI & AA CANNON

47

J HUNTER & SON

52

T GRAHAM & SON

51

JAH WALTON & SON

Class 3.

Holstein

Junior Heifer In Milk

58

KJ & CS WILSON

93

SKIRWITH HALL

99

SKIRWITH HALL

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Class 4.

Holstein Maiden Heifers

131

J HUNTER & SON

129

M & R HARPER

156

J HUNTER & SON

112

Class 5.

Ayrshire

Heifer In Milk

66

DA HOWIE

46a

J ADAMSON & SON

38

MW & A STEVENSON

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Champion Holstein

 

 

58

KJ & CS WILSON LTD

 

Reserve Champion

 

 

131

J HUNTER & SON

 

 

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